Saturday 28 August 2010

Geology at The Coombes School

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Anonymous said...

Love the idea of just playing with rocks. We have some big landscaping boulders in our yard and we may need to spend some time examining and exploring these rocks.

Anonymous said...

The geology trail is fantastic Clearly a lot of planning. thought and effort has gone into this project and I think it is equally amazing that your school community has pulled together to make it happen :)

Juliet Robertson said...

If only it was my school community! The Coombes School is a state & church funded school that opened in 1971 with Sue Humphries as the Head Teacher. She remains a School Governor and is actively involved in the school.

I visited for one day 2 months ago. I just photographed as much as I could and made notes. I wrote most of The Coombes posts in the fortnight after the visit whilst everything was fresh.

I know the acquisition of a geology trail is beyond the scope of almost all schools but I think it is a true testimony to the uniqueness of this school community. It also demonstrates that school grounds evolve of years with love and care and good use. This is what every school can do. Take good care of their grounds and use them on a daily basis for learning and play.